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Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees

Available as a one-year program

The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway program is a stepping stone to a career in nursing, practical nursing, paramedicine, dental health, ultrasound or radiation technology. If you’re considering a health program in college or university, this certificate can enhance your qualifications for admission and boost your success in future studies. NOTE: This program is available to domestic students only.

  • Credential
    • One-year Ontario College Certificate

  • Start Date

    September, January and May entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PRED) 

This program is for students planning to enter a three-year advanced diploma program or four-year university degree program.

Find your career

  • The Pre-Health Sciences Pathway program can be a bridge to health science programs, including two-year diplomas such as Practical Nursing and Paramedic.
  • Graduates who meet program-specific requirements, including minimum grade average, may be eligible for admission to the Nursing – Honours Bachelor of Science program. 
  • For admission requirements, please refer to your college or university program of choice.
  • Nursing programs remain competitive and the grade average for entry varies based on number of applicants.

Is it for you?

This program is geared to high school graduates and mature students who:

  • Need to improve their marks or complete the required science credits to gain admission to their program of choice
  • Have been out of school for a few years and want to be better prepared for further studies
  • Love science and the outdoors
  • Want to improve their chances of success in a university or college health program

Experiential learning

Upgrade your skills and knowledge through hands-on activities:

  • Learning combines laboratory studies, classroom instruction and outdoor lab exercises including a fungi or plant study.
  • Take an EcoWalk – a virtual learning experience.
  • Calculate your ecological footprint and create a sustainability plan to decrease your environmental impact.
  • Conduct labs in inorganic chemistry, food biochemistry, blood analysis, microscope studies and dissection.
  • A common first semester, including six required courses, permits all students to explore skills and options.
  • Individual meetings with the program coordinator prior to the second semester will help students decide which stream best suits them and their career goals.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Get practical career guidance and personal attention from experienced faculty.
  • Professors have a passion for hands-on instruction with a focus on outdoor education and blending emerging technology with experiential learning.
  • Faculty backgrounds range from applied arts to biology and kinesiology.
  • Study with teachers who are known for their love of drawing in class – everything from hearts to proteins – and for their math parties (small group tutorials).

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